2nd Edition

Systems Development Handbook, Fourth Edition

Edited By

Paul C. Tinnirello



ISBN 9780849398223
Published August 31, 1999 by Auerbach Publications
808 Pages

USD $74.95

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Book Description

The Systems Development Handbook provides practical guidance for the range of new applications problems, featuring contributions from many industry experts. The book provides step-by-step charts, tables, schematics, and a comprehensive index for easy access to topics and areas of related interest. Topics include cooperative processing; the transition to object-oriented development; rapid application development tools and graphical user interfaces (GUIs); database architecture in distributed computing; development tools and techniques, including design, measurement, and production; and more.

Table of Contents

Section I Management and Planning
I-1 Project Meetings: A Communication and Coordination Tool
Ulla Merz
I-2 Project Assessment: A Tool for Improving Project Management
Russell L. Purvis and Gordon E. McCray
I-3 Managing Systems Requirements
Polly Perryman
I-4 Managing the Risks of Outsoucing Development
Ken Doughty and Franke Grieco
Section I Checklist

Section II Development Strategies
II-1 Six Myths about Managing Software Development in the New Millenium
Linda G. Hayes
II-2 Rapid Application Development and Management
Mike Glassey
II-3 Leveraging Developed Software: Organizational Implications
Hal H. Green and Ray Walker
II-4 Developing Workstation-Based Client/Server Applications
Steve Rabin
II-5 The Influence of Software Design on Human-Computer Interaction
Joanna S.P. Shum and Eva Y.W. Wong
II-6 Effective Systems Development Management: The Experts Advise
Tom L. Roberts, Jr., Michael L. Gibson, and William N. Ledbetter
Section II Checklist

Section III Tools, Tips and Practices
III-1 Ten Steps to Realizing Application Code Reuse
Richard T. Dué
III-2 Components: Reuse in Action
Janet Butler
III-3 Managing Object Libraries
Polly Perryman
III-4 Converting Spreadsheets to Tiered Enterprise Applications
Dan Fobes
III-5 Management Skills Needed in a Packaged Software Environment
Janet Butler
III-6 Web-Based Customer Self Service: Justifying and Planning Applications
John Care
III-7 Software Metrics: Quantifying and Analyzing Software for Total Quality Management
Bijoy Bordoloi and Joe Luchetski
Section III Checklist

Section IV Programming Techniques
IV-1 Performance of Object-Oriented Programs: C++
Paul J. Jalics and Ben A. Blake
IV-2 Java and C++: Similarities, Differences, and Performance
Adam Fadlalla, Paul J. Jalics, and Victor Matos
IV-3 Web and Java Risk Issues
Louise Soe and Frederick Gallegos
IV-4 Java's Role in Distributed Computing
J.P. Morgenthal
IV-5 Component Architectures with JavaBeans
Doug Nickerson
IV-6 Programming Components: COM and CORBA
T.M. Rajkumar and David K. Holthaus
IV-7 Automatically Migrating COBOL Indexed Files: A Case Study
Andrew J. Swadener and Lee Janke
IV-8 Building Database-Enabled Web Applications with IDC
Ido Gileadi
IV-9 Creating Effective Batch SQL Jobs
Len Dvorkin
IV-10 Improving Performance in New Programming Environments: Java
Paul J. Jalics and Donald Golden
Section IV Checklist

Section V Database Functionality and Design
V-1 Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining, and Database Management
Patricia L. Carbone
V-2 Critical Factors in Developing a Data Warehouse
Duane E. Sharp
V-3 Web-Enabled Data Warehousing
Nathan J. Muller
V-4 Software Architectures for Distributed DBMSs in a Client/Server Environment
James A. Larson and Carol L. Larson
V-5 Component Design for Relational Databases
Ashvin Iyengar
Section V Checklist

Section VI Operating Platforms
VI-1 Evaluating Object Middleware: DCOM and CORBA
T.M. Rajkumar and Richard J. Lewis, Jr.
VI-2 Transitioning to Windows NT
Nathan J. Muller
VI-3 Windows NT Architecture
Gilbert Held
VI-4 NetWare/IP
James E. Gaskin
VI-5 Software Configuration Management in a Client/Server Environment: A Case Study
John McMullen
Section VI Checklist

Section VII Networking and Connectivity
VII-1 The Mainframe as Enterprise Server
Brian Jeffrey
VII-2 Developing a Trusted Infrastructure for Electronic Commerce Services
David Litwack
VII-3 Integrating Electronic Messaging Systems and Infrastructures
Dale Cohen
VII-4 Understanding Public Key Cryptology
Gilbert Held
Section VII Checklist

Section VIII Testing Software Applications
VIII-1 Reinventing Testing in the Age of Convergence
Shari Dove
VIII-2 Year 2000 Testing on Client/Server Database Applications
Martin D. Solomon and Scott C. Blanchette
VIII-3 Software Testing to Meet Corporate Quality Goals
Polly Perryman
VIII-4 Testing Disaster Recovery Plans
Leo A. Wrobel
Section VIII Checklist

Section IX Quality and Productivity Initiatives
IX-1 Measuring Program Performance
Paul J. Jalics and Santosh K. Misra
IX-2 Creating a Development Environment for Quality: A Case Study
John Care
IX-3 Telecommuting: Distributed Work Programs
Richard Bellaver
Section IX Checklist

Section X Leveraging Staff Resources
X-1 Fostering Loyal and Long-Term Employees by Raising Organizational Identification
Carl Stephen Guynes, J. Wayne Spence, and Leon A. Kappelman
X-2 Successfully Hiring and Retaining IT Personnel
John P. Murray
X-3 Training Options in a Technical Environment
Gilbert Held
X-4 A Worksheet for Goals and Skills Assessment
Kenneth P. Prager
X-5 Project Teamwork: How To Make It Happen
James R. Coleman
Section X Checklist

Section XI Supporting Existing Software
XI-1 Refurbishing Legacy Systems: An Effective Approach to Maintenance
William F. Lenihan
XI-2 Interfacing Legacy Applications with RDBMSs and Middleware
Dan Fobes
XI-3 Critical Success Factors in Reengineering Legacy Systems
Patricia L. Seymour
XI-4 A Systems Approach to Software Maintenance
John G. Burch and Fritz H. Grupe
Section XI Checklist

Section XII Post Development Administration
XII-1 Delivering Support Services Through the World Wide Web
Nathan J. Muller
XII-2 File Retention and Backup
Bryan Wilkinson
XII-3 Managing Database Backup and Recovery
Michael Simonyi
Section XII Checklist

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